A new year with new wayfinding signage and QR codes at 5 trailheads. Download trail maps on your phone with a quick scan of the QR code at each of the trailheads. Clarity to permitted trail usage is a benefit to users as well as the ability to protect habitat in the CR. Please remember […]
Ontario Parks has made some changes to the multi-use trails at St Williams Conservation Reserve Nursery Tract. As indicated on the attached map, all trail access points along the N/S Walsingham Townline Road at the north edge of the CR will be closed off. One new segment of trail will be added to the authorized […]
UPDATE – Conservation Reserves is open for all recreational activities as of May 22, 2020.
To all Recreational User Groups and Researchers and Collaborators re St Williams Conservation Reserve reopening for all permitted uses We are pleased to let you know that Ontario Parks has decided to reopen St Williams Conservation Reserve to all permitted uses as of today, Friday May 22nd2020. Note that this is the only Conservation […]
January 25th Work Bee – Cancelled
Due to inclement weather Sunday January 26th’s Work Bee has been cancelled. Future work bees are planned for weekend of February 22 or 23rd, and March 28 or 29th. Details tbd. Click on the link below for directions.
Habitat Enhancement Work Bee
The garbage clean up planned for this Saturday has been CANCELLED as too much snow in the ditches and woods. However, for those of you who might want to get outside in nature, get some exercise, improve habitat for species at risk, and/or collect some pine or balsam branches for seasonal décor we will go […]
We don’t want your weeds!
It’s that time of year again when some people will be looking for somewhere to dispose of your garden green waste. Unfortunately, disposing of garden waste along the roadside near a natural area is one of the main ways that invasive plants are dispersed and spread. Invasive plants create a heap of problems when then […]
Great turn out at the Norfolk Woodlot Owners AGM
The Norfolk Woodlot Owners Association AGM was well attended. Guest speakers Audrey Heagy and Adam Biddle did a fantastic job informing members on the history of The CR and Invasive Species of concern. #InvSpwk
Why Was The CR Established? Ontario established the St Williams Conservation Reserve so that: ‘…these tracts will be a flourishing example of extraordinary biological diversity representing their pre-European settlement natural legacy of ecological communities while protecting their unique cultural heritage and providing opportunities for compatible public land uses.’ — SWCR Management Plan 2007 – 2057 […]
The vision for the Reserve is to restore the native ecosystems that existed here more than 200 years ago. We actively manage the ecological communities on the reserve to achieve this goal. All of our practices are based on sound research, expert consultation, and the best management practices available. Click on the management activities below […]
Area at Nursery Tract closed for Vegetation Management starting November 1st 2017
Part of the St Williams Conservation Reserve will be closed for vegetation management work starting November 1st 2017. The area affected by this temporary closure is in the eastern section of the Nursery Tract, on both sides of the 6th Concession Road (see map). For safety reasons, this work area will be closed to all […]